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Air Force: Injured jogger led to ‘active shooter’ reaction

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A jogger who called a hospital employee screaming and crying in pain from a twisted ankle led to a series of miscommunications in a chaotic "active shooter" response that sent security forces scrambling across an Ohio air base, Air Force ...

Ex-cop accused of kicking handcuffed suspect pleads guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio policeman accused of kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head has pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to using excessive force. The federal prosecutor in Columbus says former Franklin Township officer Robert Wells pleaded guilty Wednesday to ...

Teen avoids juvenile detention after fatal prom night crash

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A teen driver in a prom night crash in Ohio that killed another teen will avoid juvenile detention. Judge Thomas Lipps sentenced 17-year-old Chynna Brandon Wednesday to six months in a rehabilitation center where she will receive mental health treatments. The judge ...

New Michigan panel to consider Great Lakes pipeline tunnel

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A recently established state panel could give final approval to a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes. The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority is scheduled to meet for the first time Wednesday in St. Ignace, Michigan. The ...

State Medical Board confirms complaint records on OSU doctor

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board has acknowledged for the first time that it has confidential records about the investigation of a complaint involving former Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss who is accused of widespread sexual ...

Police: 3 found dead in home may be double homicide, suicide

DOYLESTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say they have found a man and his parents dead at their home in northeastern Ohio in what investigators believe may be a double homicide and suicide. Doylestown police said at a news conference Tuesday that an officer making a requested check on the family's ...

Skeletal remains ID’s as those of woman missing since 2017

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say skeletal remains found in southwestern Ohio in September have been identified as those of a woman missing since 2017. The Ohio Attorney General's Office says in a statement released Tuesday that DNA analysis has matched the remains found in Moraine to ...

Air Force to release report into ‘active shooter’ reaction

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force base in Ohio plans to release its findings into a chaotic "active shooter" false alarm after a 911 call to base security. The base command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton had a review board study the Aug. 2 scare, the response to it, and any ...

Lawyer of massacre suspect wants case moved elsewhere

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a woman charged in the slayings of eight Ohio family members have asked a judge to move the case to a different court because of extensive publicity. The lawyers for defendant Angela Wagner also want the possibility of a death sentence dropped from the ...

Authorities: Armed man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputy

APPLE CREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man threatening to shoot himself refused to drop his handgun while approaching a sheriff's deputy in Ohio and was fatally shot by the deputy. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called around 11 a.m. Sunday to downtown Apple Creek ...

Police: Some vice operations resume in state’s capital city

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city say some vice operations are resuming as an FBI task force continues its investigation of the unit. The FBI is investigating the Columbus vice squad following the fatal shooting of a woman by a vice officer in August and what critics call ...

State patrol to open statewide K-9 training facility

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says it's opening a statewide training facility for police dogs used by the patrol and other law enforcement agencies in Ohio. The $1.4 million facility will feature classrooms, offices, dorms, kennels and a training building in one site in ...

Officer posts message to teen ticketed for speeding

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in a Cleveland suburb posted a message on social media after ticketing an 18-year-old for driving 100 mph (161 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone. The officer wrote on Facebook Sunday that he didn't feel bad about writing the ticket because the ...

Michigan Legislature passes Great Lakes oil pipeline bill

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase ...

Jury recommends life in prison for Ohio man who rammed crowd

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville two summers ...

Feds: Ohio plot suspect wrote to Charleston church shooter

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of buying bomb-making supplies and plotting domestic terrorism attacks exchanged letters with the man convicted in the South Carolina church shooting and visited Columbine High School, federal authorities said. Prosecutors ...

Ohio brothers charged in Michigan man’s 2017 overdose

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two Ohio brothers have been indicted in the drug-related death of a man in southeastern Michigan. Harry Wise and James Wise of Oregon, Ohio, are charged in Detroit federal court with conspiracy and drug distribution causing death. They're accused of supplying opioids ...

US appeals court upholds Ohio lifetime sexual predator rules

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeal is planned of a court ruling that upheld Ohio's permanent requirements for convicts classified as sexual predators. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel Tuesday unanimously reversed a lower-court decision in favor of a woman convicted in 2006 of sexual ...

Child dies after high speed chase, crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a child who was in a car that crashed during a high speed pursuit in Ohio has died. State Highway Patrol Lt. Steven Herron says 4-year-old Rojer Lemus died Monday at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Lemus' brother, 3-year-old Caissen Cruz, remains ...

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of ...